How To: Clean Up A Butt (Cigarette Butt, That Is)

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Smoking is gross. Even more disgusting (not to mention trashy) are the cigarette butts that end up on the ground.

Not only are these butts a pain (and super expensive) to clean up, they’re also bad for the environment. Animals can end up eating 7,000 chemicals (yep, that’s all in ONE butt) or seep into the ground/water system. And even worse, cigarette butts are not biodegradable. No worries though, we've got some butt-kicking tips for you.

  1. Collect B.O.B. Here's a step by step on how to collect and discard your butts
  2. Know the facts…about cigarettes and smoking.
  3. Flyer the town. Double check that you’re allowed to post signs around school, telephone poles, and community bulletin boards.
  4. Gather the troops. AKA your friends. Have everyone spend a Saturday morning de-butting your neighborhood.

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